Saving Money Investigation

Yeargroups:

1

Date:

Categories:

Leadership in Learning

Subjects:

Mathematics

Key Skills:

Being Creative, Communicating, Managing Information & Thinking, Managing Myself, Working With Others

Keywords:

maths, investigation, CBA, patterns, graphs, unifying strand

Contributor:

Irene Stone

This scaffolded investigation encourages students to explore the question,“Padraic has €10 in a money box. Every week he saves €4. How much money does he have after 5 weeks?”

 

Challenge questions for extending the task and clear success criteria are included as well as links to the maths specifications.

 

Students are encouraged to explore patters, create table and graphs and describe their findings.

 

Learning Intentions

● design, plan and conduct an investigation

● use different representations including a table and a graph to show a pattern

● generalise expressions using words

 

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